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Las Vegas Hits the Jackpot for Business and Pleasure

It’s no accident that Las Vegas has finally claimed the undisputed title of No. 1 meeting and convention destination in the U.S. Its unparalleled meeting infrastructure and wow factor have propelled it into the stratosphere.

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Las Vegas Hits the Jackpot for Business and Pleasure

It’s no accident that Las Vegas has finally claimed the undisputed title of No. 1 meeting and convention destination in the U.S. Its unparalleled meeting infrastructure and wow factor have propelled it into the stratosphere.

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Are planners willing to change the way they think and embrace a new approach?

Over the past decade, the planning and execution of corporate meetings have been transformed into something more sophisticated than what had preceded for a half-century. But throughout that remarkable metamorphosis, one element has remained virtually unchanged — the meeting room.

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Are planners willing to change the way they think and embrace a new approach?

Over the past decade, the planning and execution of corporate meetings have been transformed into something more sophisticated than what had preceded for a half-century. But throughout that remarkable metamorphosis, one element has remained virtually unchanged — the meeting room.

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Keeping a Meeting Safe Means Thinking of Everything

No issue is more important to association conventions and trade shows than the safety and security of staff and attendees. Yet, experts say, too many associations are woefully underprepared for catastrophic incidents such as a terrorist attack, violent protest, natural disaster or medical emergency.

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Keeping a Meeting Safe Means Thinking of Everything

No issue is more important to association conventions and trade shows than the safety and security of staff and attendees. Yet, experts say, too many associations are woefully underprepared for catastrophic incidents such as a terrorist attack, violent protest, natural disaster or medical emergency.

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Planners Are 'Pushing the Envelope' for Memorable Experiences

For more than a half-century, a corporate meeting was a fairly standard undertaking. Attendees traveled to the destination that offered the best bottom-line value and/or geographical convenience, participated in meeting sessions in hotel meeting rooms and ate most of their meals onsite.

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Planners Are 'Pushing the Envelope' for Memorable Experiences

For more than a half-century, a corporate meeting was a fairly standard undertaking. Attendees traveled to the destination that offered the best bottom-line value and/or geographical convenience, participated in meeting sessions in hotel meeting rooms and ate most of their meals onsite.

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Bucket-list Games and Events Maximize Motivation and Score Business Goals

Sports-related incentive programs to major events evolved to being mainstream and increasingly common.

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Bucket-list Games and Events Maximize Motivation and Score Business Goals

Sports-related incentive programs to major events evolved to being mainstream and increasingly common.

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A Meetings Mecca Always on the Move With New Experiences and Inspiring Spaces

Orlando works hard to continually reinvent itself, focusing on the key factors that are most important to planners.

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A Meetings Mecca Always on the Move With New Experiences and Inspiring Spaces

Orlando works hard to continually reinvent itself, focusing on the key factors that are most important to planners.

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Avoiding the New Legal Minefields in Site Selection and Attendee Safety

Although attrition, cancellation and force majeure remain perennial sources of friction between hotels and their association clients, climate change has made force majeure more of an issue. Meanwhile, two new legal concerns have risen to prominence.

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Avoiding the New Legal Minefields in Site Selection and Attendee Safety

Although attrition, cancellation and force majeure remain perennial sources of friction between hotels and their association clients, climate change has made force majeure more of an issue. Meanwhile, two new legal concerns have risen to prominence.

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Vigilant, Cyber-savvy Planners Can Beat Hackers at Their Own Game

While associations pay careful attention to virtually every aspect of their meetings when it comes to planning, promotion, content and travel arrangements, one area that is often neglected is cybersecurity and safety.

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Vigilant, Cyber-savvy Planners Can Beat Hackers at Their Own Game

While associations pay careful attention to virtually every aspect of their meetings when it comes to planning, promotion, content and travel arrangements, one area that is often neglected is cybersecurity and safety.

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Washington, DC, Reigns, but Virginia and Maryland Offer Access at a Discount

Planners looking for rates, dates and space on a typical budget often have to look outside Washington DC’s city limits to find accommodations.

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Washington, DC, Reigns, but Virginia and Maryland Offer Access at a Discount

Planners looking for rates, dates and space on a typical budget often have to look outside Washington DC’s city limits to find accommodations.

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Unique, Serene and Artistic Destinations Ensure Meeting Success

It’s no accident that Arizona has become, along with Florida and California, one of the most popular statewide meeting destinations in the U.S.

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Unique, Serene and Artistic Destinations Ensure Meeting Success

It’s no accident that Arizona has become, along with Florida and California, one of the most popular statewide meeting destinations in the U.S.

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